Is work overwhelming? School too stressful? Family giving you anxiety. Here are the top four essential oils that will calm your stresses and relieve your anxiety.
4. Ylang Ylang is a calming and uplifting oil that can help with anxiety, insomnia, and depression. It’s effects also include optimism, courage, and cheerfulness. A 2006 study conducted by Geochang Provincial College in Korea, using ylang ylang oil (and bergamot and lavender oils), once a day for four weeks reduced “psychological stress responses and serum cortisol levels, as well as the blood pressure of clients with essential hypertension.”
Apply topically: Rub a couple of drops directly on the wrists, neck, feet and back and watch your anxiety melt away reduce feelings of agitation.
3. Frankincense is another great oil for helping relieve depression and anxiety. Frankincense gives off a calm and peaceful energy that will help sooth anxious spirits. When used during aromatherapy it can help quiet the mind and deepen meditation.
Use in a diffuser: Diffuse a few drops of frankincense oil and relax or destress.
2. Rose essential oil relieves anxiety and depression, and helps with panic attacks or grieving/shock. The Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal published a study using rose oil. A group of women was were given a 10-minute inhalation and footbath with rose oil, while another group received a 10-minute warm-water footbath, and they were compared to a control group. The findings showed “aromatherapy and footbath reduces anxiety in active phase in nulliparous women.”
Inhale Directly: Inhale directly from the bottle or by rubbing 1-2 drops onto the palms and inhale.
Rub Directly: Rub 1-2 drops on your wrists and your neck for calming effects.
1. The most common essential oil, lavender carries a wide variety of benefits. These include having a calming and relaxing effect. It’s a nervous system restorative that helps with peace, sleep, restlessness, irritability, panic attacks, nervousness. Applying essential oils topically is the most effective ways to reap the full benefits during anxiety.
Inhale lavender oil directly: ub 2-3 drops of lavender oil in your palms and take a deep breath. As the scent enters the amygdala, your center for emotions, it gives instant relaxation.